a small minority of landlords aren't looking for maximum profit, eh farah? the rest are lovely philanthropists who barely break even so that awful tenants are given the cheapest possible places to live. nonsense. the vast majority of landlords, in london at least, are rinsing out the economic system the best they can, raising rents at every opportunity, and generally creating a sense of insecurity that ensures that the experience of being a private tenant is one of insecurity, exploitation, and substandard accomodation. supported housing keyworkers for vulnerable people? jesus, i haven;t met a landlord yet in my fifteen years of renting who would let to someone who admitted to mental health problems or a criminal record, or would eve accept HB if their tenant lost their job. if landlords want to be taken serious as anything other than profiteering scumbags they really need to start doing some work.